CHAPTER 03 ‑ HEARINGS DIVISION
SECTION .0100 - HEARING PROCEDURES
26 NCAC 03 .0101 GENERAL
(a) The rules in this Chapter in effect on January 1, 2012 shall apply to contested cases commenced on or after January 1, 2012. The rules in this Chapter in effect on December 31, 2011 shall apply to contested cases commenced on or before December 31, 2011.
(b) The Rules of Civil Procedure as contained in G.S. 1A-1 and the General Rules of Practice for the Superior and District Courts as authorized by G.S. 7A-34 and found in the Rules Volume of the North Carolina General Statutes shall apply in contested cases in the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) unless another specific statute or rule of the Office of Administrative Hearings provides otherwise.
(c) The Office of Administrative Hearings shall supply forms for use in contested cases. These forms shall conform to the format of the Administrative Office of the Courts' Judicial Department Forms Manual.
(d) The Office of Administrative Hearings shall permit the filing of contested case documents and other pleadings by facsimile (fax) or electronic mail by an attached file either in PDF format or a document compatible with Microsoft Word 2007. Electronic mail with attachment shall be sent by electronic transmission to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The faxed or electronic documents shall be deemed a "filing" within the meaning of 26 NCAC 03 .0102(a)(2) provided the original signed document, one copy and the appropriate filing fee (if a fee is required by G.S. 150B-23.2) is received by OAH within seven business days following the faxed or electronic transmission. Other electronic transmissions, for example, electronic mail without attached file as specified in this Paragraph, shall not constitute a valid filing with the Office of Administrative Hearings.
(e) Every pleading and other documents filed with OAH shall be signed by the attorney who prepared the document, if it was prepared by an attorney, and shall contain his name, address, telephone number, and North Carolina State Bar number. An original and one copy of each document shall be filed.
(f) Except as otherwise provided by statutes or by rules adopted under G.S. 150B-38(h), the rules contained in this Chapter shall govern the conduct of contested case hearings under G.S. 150B-40 when an Administrative Law Judge has been assigned to preside in the contested case.
History Note: Authority G.S. 7A-750; 7A-751(a); 150B-23.2; 150B-40(c);
Eff. August 1, 1986;
Amended Eff. May 1, 2009; January 1, 2006; April 1, 2004; April 1, 2001; August 1, 2000; February 1, 1994; July 1, 1992; May 1, 1989; January 1, 1989;
Emergency Amendment Eff. October 1, 2009;
Temporary Amendment Eff. December 1, 2009;
Amended Eff. October 1, 2010;
Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2012;
Amended Eff. November 1, 2012.